Israeli Troops Fire Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets at Protesters Outside West Bank "Apartheid Wall"

July 29, 2003

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon arrives in Washington today to meet with President Bush on the so-called "road map to peace." Among issues they will discuss is construction of what the Israelis call a security wall and Palestinians see as an apartheid wall. We go to Jenin to talk with injured ISM activist Jordan Flaherty.

Israel’s foreign minister urged Palestinians to crack down on militants after a soldier’s body was found in northern Israel yesterday. There was no claim of responsibility from any Palestinian militant group.

In Washington, President Bush is scheduled to meet with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon today to discuss the so-called "road map to peace". Bush met with Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas last Friday.

Yesterday Israeli troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets at a group protesting the construction of the so-called security wall. Haaretz reports that five pro-Palestinian activists were injured, three of whom were internationals. One American, Jordan Flaherty, was struck in the leg at close range and was hospitalized.

  • Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Prime Minister speaking at the White House on July 25th.
  • George W. Bush speaking at the White House on July 25th.
  • Jordan Flaherty, International Solidarity Movement coordinator for Jenin. He was at the protest yesterday and was wounded by shrapnel from a concussion grenade.